Nicki Minaj to Testify at Brother's Child Rape Trial: Report
According to Pitchfork, Nicki Minaj will testify on the witness stand in defense of her brother, Jelani Maraj, for his child rape case. On Thursday (Oct. 19), a lawyer from Maraj's team confirmed the news to the publication.
In 2016, Maraj pled not guilty after being indicted on felony sexual assault against a child. In 2015, he was arraigned and later released on bond from New York's Nassau County jail.
Pitchfork's report claims that Maraj's lawyer intends to argue that the alleged 12-year-old child and her mother attempted to "shake down" Minaj for $25 million “to make the charges go away.” As of now, no trial date has been set.
Billboard has reached out to Minaj's reps for comment.